R | | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
In the original screenplay, Gran Torino (2008) is set over winter and spring. When Walt notices the Hmong cutting the chicken's head off, he spits in the snow. Thao is also pushed off a bike into the snow by the Latinos. It cuts forward three months to spring after this.
God, I am sorry for Dorothy, Walt. She was a real peach.
Walt Kowalski: Thanks for coming, Al.
The front license plate on Walt's truck is missing. Michigan doesn't require a front plate, but it looks it was recently removed. That wouldn't make sense, since he likely bought the truck new.
The credits scroll over a highway overlooking the lake shore, with the Warner Logo appearing in black and white.
$271,720 (USA) (14 December 2008)
$148,095,302 (USA) (18 June 2009)
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